The 4th India ASEAN Expo and Summit beginning Thursday will bring Indian and ASEAN businesses together to work jointly towards integrating them into regional value chains, thereby promoting mutual trade and investment.
The flagship event of Department of Commerce, being organised with industry body FICCI from February 21 to 23, will build upon the success of previous editions.
More than 200 exhibitors and 100 buyers from the ASEAN are expected to participate in the expo. There will be buyer-seller meetings to provide business leaders an opportunity to closely interact with their counterparts and consolidate B2B and B2G relations.
The exposition will showcase the best initiatives across various sectors of mutual cooperation like infrastructure, manufacturing, engineering, ICT, healthcare, tourism, environment, agriculture, science and technology, finance and banking, logistics and retail.
The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) comprises Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Myanmar, Malaysia, Laos, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Brunei. ASEAN is the second largest trading partner of India after China with a total bilateral merchandise trade of 81.33 billion US dollars.